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This dreamy bird’s nest hotel brings luxury to the great outdoors

Revel in nature and wildlife at this stunning tree top hotel.

Forget about palatial walls and ultra-glamorous living. When you’re in the African wilderness, it’s all about the great outdoors. Fresh air, vast plains and a night under the stars doesn’t get better in Kenya’s Laikipia, located north-east of the Great Rift Valley. The high plains flourish with wildlife, with the area consistently ranking as one of the country’s best safari regions.

After embarking on your quintessential African safari adventure, return to a treetop hideaway like no other. Created in collaboration with Segera and architect Daniel Pouzet, the Nay Palad Bird Nest hotel celebrates the majesty of nature in an unconventional, yet luxurious setting.

The sun sets just as you are scheduled to arrive, as the sky swirls in stunning multicolour. Come on home to lantern-lit wood, a sumptuous picnic dinner and of course, champagne at this quaint bird’s nest hotel. Whether you book a ground-floor bedroom or open-air one, you will sleep in deluxe linen-dressed beds warmed with hot water bottles. When morning arrives, indulge in breakfast on the rooftop deck, looking out at wandering elephants and giraffes gathering by the not-too-distant river.

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When darkness falls, retreat into your nest-like enclave with a sweeping 360-degree view of unspoiled nature. Venture out by way of game drive or a more serene bush walk, and enjoy the magic of wildlife. The rooms at this stunning bird’s nest hotel accommodate two perfectly, though a cosy family would enjoy its space comfortably.